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Saturday, July 30, 2016

STEVE OWINGS CLAIMS SECOND CONSECUTIVE TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINT CAR WIN Montgomery, Walls & Foster Other Friday Night Winners

HANOVER, PA (7/29/2016) – The saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Westminster, Maryland’s Steve Owings, along with the Westminster Transmission/Valentine Motorsports #35 crew are pondering that very quote after claiming their second consecutive Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Car win, Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway.

An inversion draw placed Cody Fletcher on the pole for the start, and despite leading the first eleven laps while holding off eighth starting David Holbrook, who made several attempts for the lead, Owings raced his way around both drivers by lap 12 and never looked back.

“I don’t know about Groundhog’s Day… but I did feel a lot better being third with the #77 (David Holbrook) and the #66A (Cody Fletcher) ahead of me to see what they were doing. I just waited and finally had the opportunity to make my move.”

Owings mentioned in victory lane that he and his crew plan to race at Trail-Way in the 358 Sprint Car division next Friday night.

“It had been a while since I had been in victory lane… this feels good!”

Fletcher crossed the line second followed by the Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger, Jeff Halligan, who started 17th in the 25-lap feature and finished third. Dale Hammaker and Holbrook completed the top five.

Rounding out the top ten were JB Cunningham, Jr., Zach Euculano, Shane Smith, Randy Whisler and Seth Kearchner.

Qualifiers for the 18 “358” Sprints were won by Holbrook, Tyler Walton and Kearchner.

Ninth starting, Lucas Montgomery, won by the length of a bumper at the line, beating race-long leader Mason Chaney, for his ninth career Trail-Way win and first of the year.

Chaney joined Montgomery in victory lane following the close call at the flag stand. Trail-Way Speedway announcer, Scott Hockensmith, told Chaney he had only lost by the length of a bumper. Chaney’s response to Montgomery was to “take off his bumper.”

Following Montgomery and Chaney across the line were Chad Earnst, Bill Diehl and Justice Forbes, completing the top five.

Qualifiers for the 21 Legends were won by Chris McKinney and Montgomery.

Brian Walls raced from last place (13th starting position) to win his fourth career 20-lap Street Stock feature, and second of the 2016 racing season.

Outside polesitter, Aaron Beard, led from the drop of the green until a lap four restart saw polesitter Zach Myers take over the top spot. Walls moved into second on lap eleven and claimed the lead only three laps later.

Second through fifth were Marshall McMullen, Zach Myers, Beard and Alex Updegraff.

Heats for the 13 Street Stocks were won by Zach Myers and Michael Goodwin.

Jeff Foster held off the charges of Julio Perez and Justin Oberlin to claim the 15-lap Limited Stock win. Perez and Oberlin attempted several passes throughout the feature, almost succeeding on lap ten when the lapped car driven by Creden Sponseller, Jr. became a factor. Sponseller nearly collected Foster, but Foster never stopped his car, which allowed him to restart in the lead.


Foster held on to claim his second career Trail-Way Limited Stock win and first of 2016, followed by Rohrbaugh in second, and Robbie Carroll, who came back from restarting in the rear after a caution on the initial green to finish third. Fourth and fifth went to Perez and Oberlin.

Heats for the 20 Limited Stocks were won by Oberlin and Matt Chronister.

 Next Friday, August 5th, Trail-Way hosts the 358 Sprints along with the Limited Stocks, Street Stocks and 600 Micro Sprints. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with heats beginning at 7:45 p.m.

The following Friday, August 12th, Trail-Way hosts a jam-packed schedule featuring the Precise Racing Products 358 Late Model Series along with the Limited Stocks and ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends. The Street Stocks will participate in the second leg of the Susquehanna/Trail-Way Street Stock/Xtreme Stock Shootout. The Large Tire Street Stocks will make their first appearance since 2013 at Trail-Way in a 25-lap, $600 to win Showdown, featuring racecars from Susquehanna, Big Diamond, Hagerstown and Winchester Speedways. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with heats beginning at 7:45 p.m.

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at www.trail-wayspeedway.com. The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.

 Friday July 29, 2016
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release

HOOSIER TIRE MID-ATLANTIC 358 SPRINT CARS

FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 41-Jeffrey Halligan (Hard Charger); 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 00X-Shane Smith; 9. 64-Randy Whisler; 10. 30-Seth Kearchner; 11. 77K-Steven Kisamore; 12. 10B-Brandon Noel (DNF); 13. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 14. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 15. 4R-Tyler Walton (DNF); 16. 80M-Dan Richcreek (DNF); 17. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF); 18. 22T-Dave Thrush (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders: Cody Fletcher (1-11); Steve Owings (12-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77 – David Holbrook; 2. 22T – Dave Thrush; 3. 00X – Shane Smith; 4. 64 – Randy Whisler; 5. 80M – Dan Richcreek; 6. 77K – Steven Kisamore. No time.

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1.4R – Tyler Walton; 2. 4 – Dwight Leppo; 3. 35 – Steve Owings; 4. 39 – J B Cunningham Jr; 5. 00X – Chris Frank; 6. 41 – Jeffrey Halligan. No time.

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 30 – Seth Kearchner; 2. 12 – Mike Bittinger; 3. 66A – Cody Fletcher; 4. 66 – Doug Hammaker; 5. 10 – Zach Euculano; 6. 10B – Brandon Noel. No time.

SERVICEMASTER CLEAN CENTRAL PA LEGENDS SPONSORED BY PANCHO’S RACING PRODUCTS

FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 2. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 3. 85-Chad Earnst; 4. 53-Bill Diehl; 5. X-Justice Forbes; 6. 83-Jason Gastley; 7. 9-Rick Hartwig; 8. 43-Tony Mrakovich; 9. 18-Chris Transeau; 10. 79-Ed Trump; 11. 8-Robert Shaw; 12. 7MD-Nathan Renfro; 13. 91-Justin Mitchell; 14. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 15. 19-Travis Perry (DNF); 16. 44-Dusty Summers (DNF); 17. 25-Cody Madison (DNF); 18. 93-Travis McClelland (DNF); 19. 34-Dan Harrison (DNF); 20. 41-Matt Miller (DNF); 21. 3M-Chris McKinney (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders: Mason Chaney (1-19); Lucas Montgomery (20)

Legend Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 3M – Chris McKinney; 2. X – Justice Forbes; 3. 18 – Chris Transeau; 4. 83 – Jason Gastley; 5. 8CR – Mason Chaney; 6. 79 – Ed Trump; 7. 8 – Robert Shaw; 8. 34 – Dan Harrison; 9. 7MD – Nathan Renfro; 10. 14W -  Steven Wurtzer; 11. 41 – Matt Miller DNS. No time.

Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 15 – Lucas Montgomery; 2. 91 – Justin Mitchell; 3. 93 – Travis McClelland; 4. 85 – Chad Earnst; 5. 53 – Bill Diehl; 6. 19 – Travis Perry; 7. 9 – Rick Hartwig; 8. 43 – Tony Mrakovich; 9. 25 – Chad Madison; 10. 44 – Dusty Summers. No time.


STREET STOCKS

FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 1M-Brian Walls; 2. 81F-Marshall McMullen; 3. 94M-Zach Myers; 4. 60-Aaron Beard; 5. 1-Alex Updegraff; 6. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 7. 4J-Jim Jacobs; 8. 27H-Joey Harrison; 9. 33-Michael Goodwin (DNF); 10. 100-Matt Wampler (DNF); 11. 1W-Will Walls (DNF); 12. 94-Dalton Myers (DNF); 13. 45-Howard Williams (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders: Aaron Beard (1-3); Zach Myers (4-13); Brian Walls (14-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 94M – Zack Myers; 2. 81F – Marshall McMullen; 3. 100 Matthew Wampler; 4. 45 – Howard Williams; 5. 94 – Dalton Myers (DNF); 6. 1 – Alex Updegraff (DNF); 7. 1M – Brian Walls (DQ). No time.

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 33 – Michael Goodwin; 2. 60 – Aaron Beard; 3. 1W – Will Walls; 4. 4J – Jim Jacobs; 5. 51 – Jeremy Stremmel; 6. 27H – Joey Harrison (DNF). No time.





LIMITED STOCKS

FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 32-Jeff Foster; 2. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll; 4. 16-Julio Perez; 5. 88-Justin Oberlin; 6. 64-Charles Millender; 7. 96-Sarah Redmond; 8. 32J-Justin Cardasso; 9. 8-Roger Rhodes; 10. 99-Creden Sponseller Jr.; 11. 81-Matt Chronister (DNF); 12. 89-Wesley Miller (DNF); 13. 29-Mike Wolf (DNF); 14. 30-Justin Wagaman (1 lap down); 15. 39-Shane Miller (DNF); 16. 11-Mike Kolodiej Jr. (DNF); 17. 42-Cliff Szczepanski (DNF); 18. 38-Jason Chronister (DNF); 19. 36-Bobby Wellman (DNS); 20. 92-Terry Hartlaub (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders: Jeff Foster (1-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 88 – Justin Oberlin; 2. 69 – Robbie Carroll; 3. 38 – Jason Chronister; 4. 16 – Julio Perez; 5. 29 – Mike Wolf; 6. 42 – Cliff Szczepanski (DNF); 7. 89 – Wes Miller (DNF); 8. 32J – Justin Cardasso (DNF); 9. 64 – Charles Millender (DNF); 10. 96 – Sarah Redmond (DQ). No time.

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 81 – Matt Chronister; 2. 32 – Jeff Foster; 3. 12 – Kyle Rohrbaugh; 4. 39 – Shane Miller; 5. 30 – Justin Wagaman; 6. 11 – Michael Kolodiej; 7. 36 – Bobby Wellman; 8. 99 – Creden Sponseller Jr; 9. 8 – Roger Rhodes; 10. 92 – Terry Hartlaub (DNF). No time.

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